Historic Sites of Manitoba: Security Storage Warehouse / Naval Reserve Depot (583 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg)

This three-storey brick building on Ellice Avenue in Winnipeg was built in 1909 by the firm of Carter-Halls-Aldinger as a five-storey structure for the Security Storage Company. Measuring 50 feet by 100 feet, it was built at a cost of about $50,000. It is presently unknown when or how the uppermost two storeys were removed.

During the Second World War, the building was used as a Naval Reserve Depot, with alterations in 1939 done by the Malcom Construction Company at a cost of about $5,000.

The former Security Storage Warehouse

Security Storage Warehouse (1915)
Source: Winnipeg Tribune, 25 September 1915, page 104

The former Security Storage Warehouse

The former Security Storage Warehouse (December 2022)
Source: Jordan Makichuk

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.89305, W97.15833
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Manitoba Business: Carter-Halls-Aldinger / Commonwealth Construction Company

Manitoba Business: Malcom Construction

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Security Storage Building / Kromar Printing Building (725 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg)


“New storage warehouse,” Manitoba Free Press, 21 August 1909, page 6.

“The Security Storage and Warehouse Co.,” Winnipeg Tribune, 25 September 1915, page 104.

“Year’s building permits top $2,000,000 last week,” Winnipeg Free Press, 9 September 1939, page 4.

This page was prepared by Jordan Makichuk and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 January 2023

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